Following the preventable deaths of their loved ones due to childbirth complications, two families galvanize activists, birth-workers and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crises of our time – the US maternal health crisis. This documentary presents the reality of the fight against maternal morbidity in the Black community and we witness two families become ardent activists in the maternal health space, seeking justice through legislation, medical accountability, community, and the power of art. Five Rivers Health Centers, an independent, community non-profit, serves as a vital resource for pregnant women, new moms and families in the Dayton area and has a team of dedicated midwives and support staff at locations in Montgomery and Greene Counties. Midwives of Ohio is the state’s affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives which sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the US. These two vital organizations are partnering to inform and educate the community on this growing epidemic.
Following the movie screening, a panel discussion and Q&A will be led by local experts from Five Rivers Women’s Health team. Screening is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged by contacting Kim.Bramlage@frhc.org or calling (937) 281-5948."